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Octavo, pp. [i-vi] vii-viii  2-245 [246: printer's imprint] [247-248: ads] [note: first leaf is a blank preceding half title leaf], title page printed in orange and black, original pictorial red cloth, front panel stamped in black and gold, spine panel stamped in gold. First edition. "Amoral scientist discovers invisibility, but even this fails in the face of invincible obtuseness and cruelty of petty bourgeois England. Brilliant idea, memorable scenes, and vigorous chase-plot in an ambiguous (and scientifically impossible) tale." - Suvin, Victorian Science Fiction in the UK, p. 70. Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 2-163 and (2004) II-1227. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 2330. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 797. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 226. Survey of Science Fiction Literature III, pp. 1057-61. In 333. Bleiler (1978), p. 205. Reginald 15039. Currey, p. 520. Hammond B4. Wells 11. Wells Society 11. Early owner's signature on front free endpaper. Binding slightly leaned, touch of rubbing to cloth along bottom edges, spine panel lightly sunned, endpapers tanned, a very good or better copy with bright cover stamping and sound inner hinges. A nice looking copy. (#130584). N° de réf. du libraire
Titre : THE INVISIBLE MAN: A GROTESQUE ROMANCE .
Éditeur : C. Arthur Pearson Limited
Date d'édition : 1897
Description du livre London, C. Arthur Pearson Limited, 1897, 1897. FIRST EDITION. 8vo., pp. (viii) + 246 + 2 adverts. Publisher's pictorial red cloth. Pages with the usual toning due to the poor paper stock used in production, spine sunned, covers with some rubbing and dustiness, inner joints expertly strengthened. A used, but perfectly serviceable copy of a landmark fantasy title. Wells' classic sci-fi novella is a commentary on the misuse of science for selfish ends; the famous story of a scientist who tampers with nature in his pursuit of superhuman powers. Geoffrey H. Wells . Bleiler; Checklist of Fantastic Literature . Shorter New Cambridge Bibliography (Eng.Lit.) 1293-8. See also Haining; H.G.Wells' Scrapbook. N° de réf. du libraire 34839
Description du livre original pictorial cloth, spine bumped sunned and dulled, advertisement leaf, joints cracked, leaves lightly tanned as usual, good. a scientist discovers a means to make himself invisible. The tremendous powers he thus acquires are, nevertheless, counterbalanced by unexpected disabilities; first edition; 245 pages; keywords: fiction; Wells 11. C Arthur Pearson Ltd 1897. N° de réf. du libraire 8032
Description du livre London: C. Arthur Pearson Limited., 1897. FIRST EDITION, First Issue. Octavo, pp.[viii]; 246; , adverts, with page 1 incorrectly numbered as 2, rubric lettered title-page. Publisher's pictorial red cloth. Contents toned as usual, inner joints started, owner name to flyleaf (dated Oct 13, 1897). Cloth is rubbed and dusty but without major defects. A prefectly sound and affordable copy of Wells' classic sci-fi novella; a commentary on the misuse of science for selfish ends - the famous story of a scientist who tampers with nature in his pursuit of superhuman powers. Geoffrey H. Wells . Bleiler; Checklist of Fantastic Literature . Shorter New Cambridge Bibliography (Eng.Lit.) 1293-8. See also Haining; H.G.Wells' Scrapbook. N° de réf. du libraire 44685